NFL Sends Message in Suspending Reed

Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed is furious. I'm told practically the entire Ravens team is mad. Maybe they are right to be. Reed is not a dirty player, and he plays for one of the classiest, best-run organizations in all of sports -- from top to bottom. Yes, the Ravens are angry Reed has been suspended one game for three total head-shot hits.

But Reed and every other player needs to understand something: This is the new NFL. This is the 21st-century NFL.

In this new NFL, any shot at, or near, the head will be punished.

Let me repeat: Any shot at, or near, the head will be punished.

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